Kohima | August 9
On attainment of 50th glorious years, Kohima College today celebrated its golden jubilee with Governor P.B Acharya as the chief guest. Mentioning the contributions and visionary ideas of the great pioneers, the Governor saluted all the pioneers of the past and present who initiated an educational institution in the capital way back in 1967 and those who have been constantly nurturing the College till today.
Stating that Nagaland has been endowed with abundant natural resources besides being blessed with multifaceted talents, he urged the educational institutions to harness the talents of the youths irrespective of where they are so as to make Nagaland a Golden Nagaland. He said that educational institutions should not only be the centre of academic knowledge rather it should be a source of inspiration to its younger generation who are striving for excellence.
Parliamentary Secretary for Higher Education, Deo Nukhu in his speech said Kohima College would soon become the third autonomous university in the state and called for joint effort to make it happen.
While sharing the journey of the College, Kevisiezolie Suohu, chairman, Advisory Board of Kohima College expressed happiness to all teachers and staff who have been working with all their strength, intelligence and sincerity to reach this destination. He mentioned that the present complex is becoming too small as such a government acquired land measuring about 7-10 acres at Pruzie area has been surveyed and is under consideration for allotment to Kohima College.
Higher Education, director, Kuholi Chishi assured that the department will give their best of what they can to support and encourage the activities of the institute and commitment to share the responsibilities so that the institute grows well in excelling the best education.
Alumni Association, president, Neingulo Krome said that the Kohima College Alumni Association was formed in 2012 and since then they have generated some resources and create a Trust Fund for the Alumni Association Award, cash award along with citation, to students securing top ten position in the university examination. With a dream that Kohima College should become a Kohima University one day in the future would approach the Government of Nagaland to allot 20 acres of land in the outskirt of the city.
Kohima College, principal, Dr. Watijungshi Jamir in his address saluted the noble vision of the four far-sighted founding members Dr. Neilhouzhu Kire, Dr. Satuo Sekhose, Vibeilie Solo and Vilalhoulie Belho. “Let it be our collective dream and a shared responsibility. On this, 50th anniversary of Kohima College, let us reaffirm our commitment to strengthen Kohima College, as a necessary beacon of light that will guide our state and country towards a brighter future,” he said.
He said it is desire of the college to find and establish a spacious permanent college campus, strengthen the department of humanities, social sciences and commerce, introduce Post Graduate Programmes, and many additional certificates and extra co-curricular programmes as an outcome of the golden jubilee celebration.
Ebenezer Baptist Church pastor Rev. Keviyiekielie Linyii offered thanksgiving prayer. Earlier, the sons of the four founding members such as Ziebou Kire s/o Lt. Dr. Neilhouzhu Kire, Thejakhrielie Sekhose s/o Lt. Dr. Satuo Sekhose, Albert Solo s/o Lt. Vibeilie Solo and Vikietuo Belho s/o Lt. Vilalhoulie Belho lit the anniversary candle. Kohima College choir and Ayim Longchar a Class of 2005 presented special numbers.